There is work to be done. Board of Directors Aaron Hovestadt President, HBAM Treasurer Robert Filka Vice President, HBAM CEO Mike Tribble Secretary/Treasurer, HBAM Associate Senior Officer Jeff Grantham Immediate Past President, HBAM Vice President Lee Greenacre Director Jeremy Morgan Director, HBAM Immediate Past President Sarah Foster Director Dawn Crandall Executive Director Mission The mission of Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is to raise awareness of the skilled trades as a viable career option by cultivating, educating and recruiting students and veterans into the residential construction trades. About Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, a professional trade association with a 4,000+ member network of builders, remodelers and subcontractors. Over the last decade, the residential construction industry has seen a tremendous decline in skilled labor. By connecting employers with skilled laborers, we can address the workforce shortage and fill these essential positions. Cultivate Skilled to Build seeks to develop an interest in the trades beginning at a young age. We read “Billy the Builder Bear Builds a House” to K-3 children to give them foundational knowledge of the construction trades. Educate In addition to highlighting the 18 different occupations within residential construction, we also offer an industry recognized credential that began this year in select schools around the state. Click to learn more. Recruit The need for skilled labor is on the rise but the workforce remains depleted. By connecting skilled laborers to jobs, we can begin to build back Michigan’s construction workforce. Click to visit our job opportunities page.